A Bridge to Treachery
When will we ever learn? May 14, 2012
By Silly Granddaddy
"In this action-packed, and graphic novel, Larry Crane paints an all too familiar picture of humanity. Set against a backdrop of US presidential politics, he, all too clearly, indicts us all. First Timothy says that the "love of money is the root of all evil", and John Ruskin once wrote that "pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes." Larry gives us a glimpse into just how great such loss of virtue can be.The action in the scenes is vivid, and raises the heartbeat -- but, the motivations cause the reader to pause when seeing how a virtuous man can fall, and then to ask: "I wonder, what is my own price? At what level could I be forced to abandon my values?" Be prepared for some self-examination."
A wise woman too... June 5, 2012
By Garden Gal
I expected intrigue, explosions and betrayals - and they are all there. This dramatic story confirms what we now know: politicians will do just about anything to get or stay elected. Innocent people may be compromised or even killed - for a great headline or photo op.
A surprise was the wise and resourceful wife of the central character, who works silently with a very few clues to try to protect her husband from the dangers mounting around him. Far from a secondary character, she matches her husband's skills in planning and evading discovery, while others foolishly underestimate her.
Vivid characters and complex relationships make this book far more than a formulaic thriller. I'm so glad the author left the door open for a sequel. I'll be waiting to see what happens next."
Retired Colonel Lou Christopher is an ex-Army Ranger, contentedly working as a New York investment broker. After being assigned a number of lucrative accounts and becoming accustomed to living the good life, he discovers nothing good comes without a price.
When his former military skills are requested under a threat of losing everything he has, Col. Christopher soon discovers the price may be too high to pay. Handed a group of misfits to assemble into a military strike team, Christopher is coerced into leading the team on a mission of domestic terrorism.
His strike team is discovered; the mission is compromised. A deadly firefight erupts and only Christopher and a beautiful female member of his team survive. Was a terrible mistake made, with Christopher to blame—or was his team the victim of an ultimate act of betrayal?
With his strike force decimated, Christopher and his lone teammate turn from hunted to hunters. As time quickly runs out, they struggle to use their unique set of skills to exact a decisive revenge on those responsible for this treachery. Will New York—will anyone—survive?
“This is modern day John Rambo, with every bit the quality of writing and fantastic characters that David Morrell brought to his classic shining through in Larry Crane’s thriller,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Larry Crane has created a lasting hero with Lou Christopher, someone that readers will identify with because he is tough, all-American, and ready to defend what he believes in.”